Clean is King
The number one most important thing you can do is to clean. Using a surfactant (soap) to clean is better. Just like you’ve been hearing: the best thing you can do is to wash your hands with soap.
Then, the next best thing is to sanitize these surfaces using products from the EPA list that was created to kill emerging viral pathogens.You can see it here.
My company, Naturally Safe, is strictly using products from this list to sanitize your hard surfaces.
What about Fogging?
I would also like to address a rumor and misinformation that is circulating from other cleaners claiming that fogging can be done to sanitize. This is not true. Fogging is for the air. It is not for sanitizing surfaces. Neither is it a substitute for cleaning. Although things are fluid, this virus is so far known to live on surfaces longer than in the air. The virus lives up to 3 hours in the air and for days on surfaces. Fogging is a fine precaution when done after overall cleaning and sanitizing.
What if Someone has Chemical Sensitivities?
There have been many customers of mine who are sensitive to chemicals. For years, we’ve been using a 100% natural product that is made from the plant Thyme. Yes, like the spice we use for cooking. Thymol, which comes from thyme has many benefits and is known to be a natural antimicrobial.
What about our carpets, rugs and furniture?
Lastly, I would like you to know that there is no such thing as an EPA approved product for soft surfaces like carpet and furniture (mainly because it is hard to test soft surfaces since coverage varies depending on the fabric). However, what is recommended is a thorough cleaning of these. This is what I can provide for you. As an added precaution, I can apply Thymol to your soft coverings. You can see in this video how well this works.
For your convenience, you can get more information from these two reliable government sources: EPA CDC
Please feel free to contact me with your questions.
As we are in this together,